On 28 November 2017, Hospital Radio Glamorgan (RG) held a finale to its 50th anniversary year of celebrations, with a special ceremony, attended by Maria Battle, Chair of CV UHB and Michelle Fowler Volunteer Manager.
In the company of many of the current RG volunteers, Maria planted a time capsule with memorabilia from the charity, unveiled a commemorative plaque at the newly planted RG tree (by the lake outside the concourse), and presented volunteers with a 1st edition of the RG patient magazine and a special RG volunteer pin badge.
The cherry blossom tree and flower display were donated by Countrywide Grounds Maintenance.
The radio station, which is run entirely by a team of over 45 volunteers, broadcast 7 days a week from the University Hospital of Wales. The volunteers, who range in age from 17-80 and come from a variety of backgrounds help support the many live shows and work behind the scenes. Patients can access the Radio Glamorgan via the free Wifi and staff, visitors and the general public may also enjoy the service by tuning in on-line via the free app, website, or speakers in the corridor.
The evening concluded by cutting of a celebratory turntable cake brought the evening event to a close.
Two of the volunteers, Simon Field and Karlo King, have been volunteers for over 35 years. Karlo is shown in the cutting of the cake photo with Clare Sinclair, Chair of Hospital Radio Glamorgan.